can food effect poo????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Farm Chic, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Farm Chic

    Farm Chic Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 bantams, OE, Dorkings and silkies. They free range all day long in a 34' x 32' area. they love it when I bring them tomatoes, zucchini, corn, cucumbers, etc. my husband was worried that on of them may have worms because she is smaller than her sister (dorking hens). plus the poo can sometimes be runny, like diarreah. it is not always like to however, so I was wondering if the type of food they eat can effect their poo??
     
  2. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    As far as food affecting poo....I know it does with me, so why not with chickens!

    (Did I just say that?!?!?!?)
     
  3. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    As far as food affecting poo....I know it does with me, so why not with chickens!

    (Did I just say that?!?!?!?)

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  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    food does affect poo...if they are fed to many treats it gets runny if you find that it is for the most part runny then i would cut back on the human food a little now keep in mind that a chicken poop is also pee too so it is normal to have softish poo...
     
  5. chickens112

    chickens112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After ya'll feed them human food like bread and stuff is it yellow and runny sometimes?
     
  6. Farm Chic

    Farm Chic Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks! I think for the most part, it comes out kind of runny but solid at the same time.....as for color, I haven't seen yellow
     

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